charles m de talleyrand perigord quotes

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All the terrors of the French Republic, which held Austria in awe, were unable to command her diplomacy. But Napoleon sent to Vien ...
We always weaken whatever we exaggerate.
There should be weeping at a man's birth, not at his death.
If triangles had a god, they would give him three sides.
Brutes are deprived of the high advantages which we have; but they have some which we have not. They have not our hopes, but they ...
It is clear that in a monarchy, where he who commands the exceution of the laws generally thinks himself above them, there is less ...
Vanity is as advantageous to a government as pride is dangerous. To be convinced of this we need only represent, on the one hand, ...
We must have constantly present in our minds the difference between independence and liberty. Liberty is a right of doing whatever ...
... no other railroad station in the world manages so mysteriously to cloak with compassion the anguish of departure and the dubio ...
Talleyrand said that two things are essential in life: to give good dinners and to keep on fair terms with women. As the years pas ...
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